OSCODA, MI — Archaeologists excavating a Michigan Department of Transportation work site along U.S. 23 have found additional human bone fragments in the weeks since a partial skull and other bone pieces were unearthed.
MDOT spokesman Bob Felt said two department archaeologists and a team assembled to assist with excavating the site in Oscoda have sent the additional fragments to a Michigan State University lab for analysis.
Felt said he is unsure how many additional fragments were found, and what kind of bones they might be. Partial remains were initially discovered in Oscoda on May 2 by MDOT workers backfilling a trench along a 2.2-mile stretch of U.S. 23 that is being resurfaced.
MSU’s Forensic Anthropology Lab is analyzing all fragments found at the site, Felt said. Read more.